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Organize, declutter and create a home neat home with these real life tips and before and afters.


Tips and stories about motherhood, from what my boys eat to how I organize their toys.


Explore posts written by a Registered Dietitian on healthy mindset, why real food matters, and a non-diet approach.

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Quick and easy family-friendly recipes made with real food that don’t take all day to make.

Recent Posts

Outer Banks Family Trip: Part I

August 11, 2020Here are all the photos, fun, and food from our annual Outer Banks family trip to Duck, North Carolina. Hurricane Isaias didn't get us down! Summer's Last Hurrah It's the tradition to go to Bald Head with my side of…Read More
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Things To Keep In Your Pool Bag

August 10, 2020I'll be here tomorrow with a recap of our beach trip to the Outer Banks. Until then, here's a sneak peek into the items I keep in our beach and pool bag to give you ideas of things to keep…Read More
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Before you get any further...

hi, I’m Kath!

I’m a Registered Dietitian, healthy eater, and mom of two from Charlottesville, Virginia. Here you’ll find a healthy mix of real-life meals made from whole ingredients balanced with the pleasures of life, including buttercream frosting and good wine. Plus a sprinkle of nutrition, home life, beauty, parenting, and travel.

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Featured Posts

My Favorite Products For Brighter Skin

May 8, 2020These two safer skincare products have changed my skin for the brighter. While I've had a solid skincare routine since switching to Beautycounter 12+ months ago, there are a couple of products that have risen above all others as my…Read More

Whole Wheat Sheet Pan Pancakes

March 27, 2020Pancakes baked in a sheet pan = mind blown! These sheet pan pancakes are made with whole wheat pastry flour and are thick and fluffy. Pancakes cut into squares are perfect for saving time and either feeding a crowd or…Read More

Healthy Mindset

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5 Health Changes I’m Working On

July 20, 2020Here are five health changes I'm making this summer and the small tweaks to set me up for success.  I'm sure you know the feeling: You've been humming along at life, busy and distracted, and realize that you haven't really…Read More
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10 Mindful Eating Posts To Improve Your Relationship With Food

July 17, 2020Today I’m sharing 10 mindful eating posts to give you tips, inspiration, and resources to improve your eating mindset.  How I got started eating more mindfully My journey with food has taken a few turns. If you've been following KERF…Read More

Oatmeal Recipes

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Oatmeal Pancake Recipe

May 14, 2020One of KERF's oldest recipes, this single serving oatmeal pancake recipe combines quick oats, a whole egg, baking powder, and cinnamon for a hearty skillet pancake ready in minutes! My oldest recipe? This oatmeal pancake recipe might be the oldest…Read More

Instant Overnight Oats

April 23, 2020I have a new technique for you: Instant Overnight Oats. It's the short cut for the short cut of eating oatmeal! Sometimes you just don't have all night ;) New breakfast: Instant Overnight Oats Is that an oxymoron?! I think…Read More

Home Organizing

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Shiplap Screened In Porch

July 8, 2020Our shiplap screened in porch is complete! We turned our crusty back deck into a covered screened in porch with a vaulted ceiling, shiplap walls, exposed rafters, tongue and groove composite flooring, and Trex railings. Here are the before and…Read More
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Kitchen Organization Accessories Favorites

June 11, 2020This list of my favorite kitchen organization accessories helps to keep pots, lids, storage containers, spices, and more neatly stacked and stored! Who doesn't have a goal to maximize space and minimize clutter in their kitchen? While you can toss…Read More